FAQ

 

Clients are accepted at what age?

The legal age to enter into contracts is 19 years old in British Columbia

 

How long is the procedure?

A consultation and treatment may take 1-3 hours depending on the procedure being performed. A touch-up takes less time. Duration is influenced but the time taken by deciding on colour and shape; the application of topical anesthetics which may require a wait time of 20-30 minutes and the service being performed (eyebrows, eyeliner or lips)

 

How is pigment implanted?

Pigment is implanted using hand tools for microblading eyebrows and digital machine for eyeliner and lips. The advantages of hand tools for microblading eyebrows are faster, more comfortable, involve less trauma to the skin and healing is quicker .The disadvantage is that the pigment may need an annual refresh. Machines are not as comfortable (for eyeliner and lips) but the pigment is implanted in the upper reticular dermal layer of the skin and colour retention is 2-4 years. A refresh is recommended every 1-2 years

 

What is a contraindication?

A contraindication is a condition or factor that either renders a medical treatment inadvisable under any circumstances, a hemophiliac, or increases the risks involved in carrying out a medical procedure, a diabetic on the needle.

 

Absolute

An absolute contraindication is a condition that renders a medical treatment inadvisable under any circumstance. I will not perform micropigmentation if prospect has any of the following conditions:

*Anyone who has had hip or joint replacement surgery within the last 2 years must obtain physician approval to proceed after that period.

 

PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS

 

EYELINER PROCEDURES

 

LIP PROCEDURE

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. You will need to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled 1 to 3 months after the first visit.

Be prepared for the colour intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

While these colours may initially simulate the exact colour and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. pigmentation colours are constant, while your own skin colour will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun and circulatory changes. For example, if you tan your skin and had a scar camouflaged, your surrounding skin will be darker in appearance than the treated area.

Aftercare
(The treated area is an open wound, and can become infected easily if not taken care of properly)

DO NOT use any other ointments, creams or antibiotics on the area other than the ones that I give to you!

 

What To Expect After Your Procedure

 

After 6 weeks

Continue minimize sun exposure. A moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 is recommended to protect pigment from the suns’ rays.

Lasers on treated areas can cause the pigment to turn black. For laser hair removal near the mouth, Dr. Linda Dixon suggests covering the lips in toothpaste to prevent darkening of the colour.

Exfoliating & skin lightening products (chelmical peels, alpha & beta hydroxy acids, vitamin A cream, aka rein A promote pigment loss, so these products should be avoided on the treated area. If having an MRI, advise the health care worker of any permanent makeup procedure.